Definition of due to in English:

due to


  • 1Caused by or ascribable to.

    ‘his death was not due to any lack of care’
    • ‘We stepped in when news broke that the fair was under threat due to lack of sponsorship.’
    • ‘It too was cancelled, this time on the previous day, due to the lack of a full panel.’
    • ‘This could be due to apathy on the part of locals or lack of knowledge that they exist.’
    • ‘We have had some pretty stupid rows due to the lack of sleep and worry as to what is it that keeps waking him.’
    • ‘This increase and subsequent decrease are likely due, in part, to changes in freedoms and responsibilities.’
    • ‘She also found signs of hypoxic damage to nerve cells due to lack of oxygen before death.’
    • ‘As it is, their jokes fall flat and it is not due to any lack of talent by the artists involved.’
    • ‘The delay was due to a lack of scaffolding.’
    • ‘It refers to a blue tinge seen on the surface of the whole or part of the body, due to lack of oxygen in the blood.’
    • ‘Louis went to great pains to prove by an autopsy that the death was due to natural causes.’
  • 2Because of; owing to.

    ‘he had to withdraw due to a knee injury’
    • ‘Population growth in this country is exploding, due in large part to immigration, legal and illegal.’
    • ‘Yet aikido has a tremendous universality and appeal due not only to the power and grace of its movements, but also to its emphasis on the moral responsibility of the user of its techniques.’
    • ‘An employee at the company says staff morale is low due to the lack of job certainty in the future.’
    • ‘This year they have had the added trauma of a long wait in the estuary due to a serious lack of water.’
    • ‘It has suffered in recent years due to a lack of grazing animals and land being underused.’
    • ‘Shels' supporters have traditionally been drawn from all over Dublin, due mainly to the club's nomadic history.’
    • ‘Penner said that it would be difficult to expand the college beyond these future plans, due mainly to site restrictions.’
    • ‘A small amount of hiss and distortion shows up from time to time, though this is to be expected due in part to the film's budget.’
    • ‘That year the group had been unable to put on a play with just seven actors due to lack of people.’
    • ‘The central bank has noted that overall inflation has been higher than expected, due mainly to a jump in gasoline prices.’
    attributable to, caused by, ascribed to, ascribable to, assignable to, because of, put down to
    because of, owing to, on account of, as a consequence of, as a result of, thanks to, by reason of, on grounds of, in view of
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